Best Weekend Ever: Belle and Sebastian, Joshua Radin, Goo Goo Dolls

Featured image by Brittany Salerno.


Feel like summer is passing you by? Don’t live with FOMO this August and check out the following shows coming to Philly. There’s still time to make this your weekend to remember of summer 2017.




Thursday 8/3:

Philly band Pine Barons is celebrating their record release with a show at PhilaMOCA. They will be debuting their second album The Acchin Book, released on Friday, August 4th. You can pre-order the album here. Tickets for the release show can be purchased here.


Glasgow band Belle and Sebastian are coming to the Mann Center. Their folk and pop sounds have gained fans across the globe since the 90’s. Their most recent songs have ventured into dance category, but still keeping the Belle and Sebastian charm. Tickets are still available here.



Friday 8/4:


Punk rock band Social Distortion is nearly 4 decades into their career with Mike Ness, and they are performing at The Fillmore on Friday night. They’ve hinted that they are working on album number eight this year and you may be lucky enough to hear them live on Friday before they are released at an unknown date. Tickets are available here.


There’s something about summer that makes you want to go to an outdoor reggae show. Here to fulfill your needs, reggae band Rebelution is back again for the summer, this time at Festival Pier. Their 2014 album Count Me In debuted at number one on the reggae charts the week of release. Tickets are available here.


SiriusXM’s Coffee House Live with acoustic folk singer Joshua Radin and indie singer Rachael Yamagata at the TLA. Joshua Radin’s songs are used often in TV shows and and movies. Last time Rachael Yamagata came to Philly, it was for a sold out crowd at Union Transfer. Tickets can be purchased here.


Saturday 8/5:


Country singer Dierks Bentley is performing at BB&T Pavilion in Camden. The country night will also feature sets by Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi. Bentley’s most recent album Black received positive reviews as well as a high ranking on the charts the week it debuted. Tickets are available here.


If you prefer movie night, head to Franklin Square, where they’ll be airing The LEGO Batman Movie for free admission. Franklin Square is currently celebrating its 11th birthday and have events planned all week. Grab a big blanket and bring all your friends and kids.


Sunday 8/6:


Lifehouse is back on the road, with Switchfoot at The Fillmore for a night of nostalgic alternative rock. Both bands have put out albums in the last two years and have done well on independent charts. Tickets are available here or at the door.


Goo Goo Dolls, the band that brought us the best pop rock singles of late 90’s and 2000’s, are performing at Festival Pier. They have consistently released albums since the 80’s and their annual summer tours are a treat for hot days. Tickets are available here.


Michelle Branch at TLA. She released her third studio album Hopeless Romantic in April, 14 years after her second album Hotel Paper. We still hear her early 2000’s hits “Everywhere” everywhere, and she’s grown since then to tell more gripping stories within her songs. Tickets can be purchased here.

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